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Coombe Dean School

Coombe Dean School

SEND - Special Educational Needs and Disability

Mrs N Dulson 


  Mrs V Avery 

Deputy SENCO 

Mrs G Hull

Inclusion Base Co-ordinator

Ms S Davey 

Inclusion Base Support 

Miss N Main 


Mrs J Cliffe


Mrs K Biggs 


Ms L Davidson


Mr J Watkins


Mr C Keegan


Miss M Ploscenau

English Teacher / Literacy Intervention

Miss R Grigorescu

Specialist Maths TA

Special Educational Needs  

Coombe Dean is a highly inclusive community where we strive to ensure learners from all vulnerable groups are assimilated in to the working practices and systems of the school. We believe the most important factor in raising educational outcomes, whatever a young person’s needs, is through high quality classroom teaching. For the small number of students who require a bespoke package of support from the school, our key mission is to promote independence and secure progress.  

Due to the highly inclusive systems available to all students at Coombe Dean, most students with additional needs will not require specialist SEN provision, as they are able to make progress relying on whole school systems. 

The SEN team works both within the classroom, supporting individual students with Educational, Health and Care plans (EHCPs) and SEN support plans and also in Inclusion focusing on areas such as literacy, numeracy, ICT and study skills. Social Skills groups are also run to offer nurturing and help with friendship building. 


Parents of students with special educational needs are welcome to view the provision and facilities and to discuss their child’s needs in detail with the SENCo. We are very happy to accommodate extra visits to the school during the transition process. 

We enjoy excellent relationships with colleagues in our partner primary schools and every effort is made through our SEND liaison process to ensure transfer of important information from KS2 to KS3. 

Mrs Natasha Dulson (SENDCo) 

Contact tel. no. 01752 406961 email:

Plymouth Information Advice and Support for SEND:  Plymouth Information, Advice and Support for SEND (PIAS) provides information, advice and support relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) for parents, carers, children and young people within the Plymouth Local Authority area. 

Plymouth Local Offer